Our 50-seat black box theater is host to established plays, new original works, staged readings, film and musical performances.
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The studio hosts a variety of classes & workshops including: cold reading, scene study, character development, voice, monologue, on-camera, improvisation, and musical theater.


We provide a forum for local playwrights to present their work to live audiences for evaluation and feedback throughout the play development process.





WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON
September 15-24, Fri/Sat 8:00pm Sun 5:00pm - Glass Ceilings, A Playfest of Women's Voices
September 19, Tuesday's 7pm - Improvisation with Charles Van Eman and Sara Fisher - classes commence
September 23, Saturday 1pm-5pm - TASN Open House - Eat, Drink, and Get Involved!
September 25, Monday 6:30pm - Writers & Actors INK
October 6-22, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm - Beth Henley's Delightful comedy of manners: Impossible Marriage
October 12, Thursday's 7pm - Scene Study Class commences
October 23, Monday 6:30pm - Writers & Actors INK
November 4, Saturday 7pm - Full Moon Story Slam, Theme: Oh, what a tangled web we weave
November 7, Tuesday's 7pm - Improvisation with Charles Van Eman and Sara Fisher - classes commence
November 10-19 - Stage Three - Two One Acts
November 27, Monday 6:30pm - Writers & Actors INK
November 30, Thursday 7pm - Scene Study Class - Performance
December 8-16, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 5pm - Sir Gawain & The Green Knight

                    WHAT ELSE TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2017

PRODUCTIONS-IN-THE-WORKS
        - North Shore Readers Theatre Collaborative - will present five concert style readings of new plays in our ongoing, new play develpment program. Our ninth year! 2nd Saturday, 10am: March, April, May, September and November 2017
        - A collection of new short pays by local playwrights
        - Mainstage production of a well known Comedy

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS:
        - Improvisation with Charles Van Eman and Sara Fisher,
                     Two 6 week course culminating in performances at The Actors Studio!
                            Tuesday's, September 19 - October 24, 7 pm
                            Tuesday's, November 7 - December 12, 7 pm (no class Thanksgiving Nov 23)

        - Scene Study Class with Charles Van Eman
        - So You Want to Sing! class with Allyn Gamble and Martha Peabody
        - Script Analysis with Marc Clopton and Charles Van Eman

Enjoy watching some of our past performances     TASN Past Performances on YouTube


Be a part of our future!     Thank you for making possible our 2014 BONS (Best of North Shore) award for "Best Small Live Venue". As we build on our accomplishments, we look to the future with a great sense of excitement and purpose. We would not be where we are without your generous support. On behalf of myself, and our Board of Directors, I invite you to be a part of our future by contributing to our 2016 Annual Appeal. PayPal .
      View Full Appeal Letter here
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    The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Newburyport, MA 01950